Fantasy Football: 2015 Points Predictions

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) It’s the first Monday of August, which means we’re a little over a month away from the start to the NFL season. If you’re serious about fantasy football, now’s the perfect time to start your fantasy draft prep, especially if you want to create a baseline before all the preseason story linesContinue reading “Fantasy Football: 2015 Points Predictions”


Not too many changes here this week.  With the news that Florida’s starting QB will be out for the season, I was tempted to drop them from the rankings, but there’s actually a chance that their offense is better off this way.  ASU got hammered by Stanford, and even though I moved them down, itContinue reading “DELI POLL: WEEK 4 TOP 25 AND HEISMAN WATCH”

#1. The Washington Nationals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#1. The Washington Nationals Team Ace: Stephan Strasburg Most Valuable Position Player: Adam LaRoche Breakout Candidate: Bryce Harper Notable Offseason Additions: Raphael Soriano, Dan Haren, Denard Span Notable Offseason Losses: Michael Morse, Edwin Jackson, Sean Burnett Biggest Team Weakness: middle of the infield

#2. The Los Angeles Angels: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#2. The Los Angeles Angels  Team Ace: Jared Weaver Most Valuable Position Player: Mike Trout Breakout Candidate: Peter Bourjos Notable Offseason Additions: Josh Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas, Joe Blanton, Ryan Madson, Sean Burnett Notable Offseason Losses: Zack Greinke, Dan Haren, Torii Hunter Biggest Team Weakness: The Infield

#3. The Toronto Blue Jays: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#3. The Toronto Blue Jays Team Ace: R.A. Dickey Most Valuable Position Player: Jose Bautista Breakout Candidate: Notable Offseason Additions: Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, Melky Cabrera Notable Offseason Losses: Yunel Escobar Biggest Team Weakness: Bullpen  

#4. The Detroit Tigers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#4. The Detroit Tigers Team Ace: Justin Verlander Most Valuable Position Player: Miguel Cabrera Breakout Candidate: Notable Offseason Additions: Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez (Injury) Notable Offseason Losses: Jose Valverde, Delmon Young Biggest Team Weakness: the bullpen  

#5. The Los Angeles Dodgers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#5. The Los Angeles Dodgers Team Ace: Clayton Kershaw Most Valuable Position Player: Matt Kemp Breakout Candidate: Yasiel Puig Notable Offseason Additions: Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Carl Crawford Notable Offseason Losses: Shane Victorino Biggest Team Weakness: Left side of the infield

#6. The St. Louis Cardinals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#6. The St. Louis Cardinals Team Ace: Adam Wainwright Most Valuable Position Player: Yadier Molina Breakout Candidate: David Freese (after he returns from injury) Notable Offseason Additions:none Notable Offseason Losses: Kyle Lohse, Raphael Furcal (Injury), David Freese (Injury) Biggest Team Weakness: Shortstop

#7 The Cincinnati Reds : MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#7 The Cincinnati Reds  Team Ace: Johnny Cueto Most Valuable Position Player: Joey Votto Breakout Candidate: Todd Frazier Notable Offseason Additions: Shin-Soo Choo, Jack Hannahan, Notable Offseason Losses: Drew Stubbs, Ryan Madson Biggest Team Weakness: Starting Pitching